vipvictor:

Max Riemelt and Hanno Koffler gifs from the 2013 German gay-themed movie “Freier Fall

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fuckyeahlavernecox:

Just received my copy of I Am Jazz! Found a quote by Laverne in it… :) 

I Am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere.

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earthbison:

I have no idea who this youtuber is but he makes an excellent point that people like my father and my sister can’t seem to understand. People CAN be bisexual and it doesn’t mean you’re some sexual deviant or that you just can’t decide which “side” you’re on. I think maybe that the label has been tainted itself by many fully homosexual people using it as a cushion for the whole coming out process but it does still exist on its own. People need to understand that so many things in life including sexual orientation aren’t always so black and white. Labels are for soup cans- anyways, check him out lol

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Teenager from disturbing coming-out video helps raise money for LGBT homeless shelter

gaywrites:

Less than two weeks ago, a disturbing video of a homophobic family beating their gay son went viral. Since then, the teen in the video, Daniel Pierce, has received nearly $100,000 in donations toward new living arrangements from empathetic supporters. 

But since then, Pierce has updated the fundraising page and asked people to redirect their generosity. He’s working with Lost N’ Found Youth, an Atlanta homeless shelter for LGBT youth, and is asking people to donate to their work instead of to his personal cause. The shelter is currently fundraising for a huge project to open a new transitional housing facility. 

"It’s important for all of you to know that right now, what I need most is time to think and work through the next steps in my life," wrote Pierce. "I have been working closely with Atlanta-based Lost-n-Found Youth to help figure out what’s next for me. Right now, I’m safe and definitely feel your love all around me. Thank you!"

Since Pierce began directing donations to the organization, which seeks safety and shelter for Atlanta’s LGBTQ youth, the organization has raised more than $21,000, its director tells The Advocate. Lost N’ Found Youth is the only nonprofit dedicated to getting LGBT youth off Atlanta’s streets, and is largely staffed and funded by volunteers. Donations can be made online here

Talk about paying it forward. This human inspires me. 

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DC Introduces First Transgender Character in Mainstream Comics | Underwire | WIRED

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comedycentral:

Click here to watch Stephen Colbert discuss some of the challenges facing the transgender community with author and activist Janet Mock.

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postwhitesociety:

angelabassetts:

Film masterpost highlighting the stories of women of color. Representation of women of color in film is quite scarce, so here are some films I think showcase a wide range of perspectives and experiences that we don't get to see on our movie screens. 

Women of Color in Dramas

Women of Color in Friendship/Family films

Women of Color in RomComs

Young Girls of Color

Queer Women of Color

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gaywrites:

Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate

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Brad Thorson, former NFL prospect, comes out as gay

gaywrites:

Brad Thorson, a former college football player who briefly trained with the Arizona Cardinals, came out as gay in a personal blog post this weekend.

Thorson left football in 2011 for a career in business after first playing college football at both Wisconsin and Kansas, then signing with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent. Though he never played in a regular season game with the Cardinals, he says that spending so much time in a hyper-masculine, often homophobic environment impeded his ability to be open about his identity.

Here’s some of what he wrote:

I’m gay.

I’m also an athlete. For years, I struggled to unite these two identities in my own mind. Not until after my professional athletic career came to an end did I allow myself to understand my sexuality. Now, three years later, I’m finally ready to share that with people.

If not for the strength of athletes like Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Brian Sims, I would likely still be struggling with my own cognitive dissonance. Each of their stories reinforced the truth that there is nothing wrong with being a competitive athlete and gay. Just as their stories helped me come to understand and accept myself, I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I hope to help someone else to understand his or her identity as a gay athlete.

Powerful stuff. Congrats, Brad! 

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Presbyterian Church In America To Conduct Same-Sex Marriages

outrising:

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has voted to perform marriages for same-sex couples for the first time.

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The church passed the vote with a majority of 371-238 at the church’s annual General Assembly and will allow clergy to officiate ceremonies at their own choice… Read more.

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The Switch - A Fantastic Transgender Comedy

horaceknightely:

kefkaownsall:

Hey its a show about trans women played by a trans woman 

As well as a Kickstarter fund to get this on television, with broadcasting in both Canada and possibly the United States! It’s also produced by a queer trans independent filmmaker, Amy Fox, and has only 52 days left to raise $50,000 CAD.

Those who can support through reblogs and/or donations, please go ahead! The link above is a clickthrough straight to the Kickstarter. Backers get cool prizes like copies of the screenplay, 8 x 11” prints of the lead actress Julie Vu from her photo shoots, download links the the ENTIRE first season, and more.

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Trans model and and performer Carmen Carrera.

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